Aline Lahoud

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Aline Lahoud
ألين لحود
Aline Lahoud.jpg
Aline Lahoud (2009)
Background information
Birth name Aline Lahoud
Born 1981 or 1986
Origin Lebanon
Genres Pop, Soul
Occupations Singer
Website http://www.alinelahoud.com

Aline Lahoud (Arabic: ألين لحود‎) (born 1981[1] or 1986[2]) is a Lebanese singer and the daughter of well-known singer Salwa Al Katrib and producer Nahi Lahoud.[3] She was selected to sing for Lebanon at the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 in Kiev, where the nation had been due to make its debut in the competition. However, Lebanon withdrew from the contest.

Early life[edit]

Between 1997 and 1999, Aline studied singing and dramatic art. By 2002, she had graduated from university with a BA in Communication Arts, majoring in Screenplay and Directing Studies. She supplemented her singing career by acting in plays and directing short films. In 2003 she worked as assistant director on a full length film, Mes Cousines et Moi.

Career[edit]

Eurovision attempt[edit]

She won the international prize at the Megahit festival in Turkey, in collaboration with prolific songwriter Jad Rahbani. The Lebanese selectors looked towards recreating the same winning combination on the Eurovision 2005 stage in Kiev.

Reflecting Lebanon's long-standing status as a francophone country, the lyrics of the country's proposed entry were in French, a language in which Aline is fluent. The song was entitled "Quand tout s'enfuit". The late decision to withdraw was taken after the Lebanese broadcasters conceded to the European Broadcasting Union that they could not guarantee they would uphold the fairness of the event by transmitting it without selective interruption, an implicit reference to the requirement of screening the performance of Shiri Maymon, the representative of Israel.

Performances[edit]

In 2006 she played in the musical of Elias Rahbani "Jawharat al aalam" in Qatar. In 2009, she performed at the "Festival international de Baalbeck" with the Caracalla dance group.

In 2009 and 2010 she acted for LBC television and Future TV in Doctor Hala and Al taer el Maksour respectively and also played in Nihayate Helm, a Lebanese film by Father Fady Tabet, in 2009. In April 2010 she sang in the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, invited by the Lebanese community. She performed on Dubai TV in Abwab al Ghaym and Inaha tahhtalou zakirati (Futur TV 2010).In 2011 she played in TV series on MTV.."Auberge"..In 2012 in musical of Ghadi Rahbani " AA Ardil Ghajar"...at Casino du Liban...in TV series " Casanova". Actually she wrote a new television series "Chariaat Al Ghab" and she plays the first role in. She won the Murex d'or 2013 for a best performance as an actress and singer at Casino du Liban. She won also many award prizes from ND of Jamhour, LAU University, Saints-Coeurs College, Municipality of Chyah, USJ University, Sidon Alumni National School, and AUB Got Talents.

In The Voice: la plus belle voix[edit]

The 25 January 2014, she joined the third season of the French edition of The Voice: la plus belle voix

On her blind audition, Lahoud impressed the judges during her blind audition in the French version of The Voice with her rendition of "Khedni Maak" in Arabic language from the repertoire of her mother, the Lebanese singer Salwa Al Katrib with all four judges, Garou, Mika, Jenifer and Florent Pagny turning their chairs. She picked to be in Pagny's team.

On the March 1, 2014, in the initial battle round, Lahoud faced Stacey King from Florent Pagny's team on a rendition of Pink's song "Sober". Following the performance, Pagny picked Stacey King and Aline was eliminated from the show.[4]

Recognition[edit]

In 2005 Aline Lahoud won the "Charles Trenet International Trophee" in France.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amchit Municipality website". Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Official Facebook Page". Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Esctoday.com interview with Aline Lahoud by Jad Rahbani. esctoday.com Retrieved 31 July 2011.
  4. ^ "LBCI". Retrieved 2 March 2014. 

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